Rejuvenating Public Library Services in Delta State for National Development


This paper discussed the need to rejuvenate the public library services in Delta State for national development. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The study covers sixteen (16) communities where public libraries are established using purposive sampling method to select 480 respondents and the entire 42 library staff. A total of 522 library users and staff were used as samples for this study. The instruments used for data collection were questionnaire and observation through personal visitations by the researchers. The paper highlighted the present situation of public libraries in Delta State of Nigeria which is associated with lack of government financial support for public library development, irregular power supply and inadequate manpower. The paper recommended that adequate personnel, funding, infrastructural development in the aspect of good structural building, facilities and regular power supply that befit public libraries in order to enhance national development should be provided.

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Oyovwe-Tinuoye, G. , Omeluzor, S. and Emeka-Ukwu, U. (2015) Rejuvenating Public Library Services in Delta State for National Development. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102048.

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